Renfrew 5G Mast Improves Network Capacity
Renfrewshire Council approves CK Hutchison Networks Ltd's application for a 20m-high 5G mast in Paisley Road between numbers 234 and 248.
09:40 19 October 2021
Renfrewshire Council has approved CK Hutchison Networks Ltd's application to build a 20-metre-high 5G mast in a residential area of Renfrew.
The mast, which would be operated by H3G, would be used to upgrade the network in the area to provide improved coverage and capacity.
Documents submitted by agents WHP Telecoms state: "This proposal forms part of an integral requirement for CK Hutchison Networks (UK) Ltd to expand its 5G telecommunications network across Renfrew, specifically in this instance to enhance 5G coverage levels and network capacity within the Moorpark area.
"Three are in the process of building out the UK's fastest 5G network. To bring this new technology to the people, CK Hutchison Networks will need to provide a mix of upgrades to existing sites and the building of new sites.
"Mobile phone base stations operate on low power and accordingly base stations, therefore, need to be located in the areas they are required to serve. Increasingly, people are also using their mobiles in their homes and this means we need to position base stations in, or close to, residential areas.
Alasdair Morrison, the council's head of economy and development, said in his decision notice: "I have examined your proposal and consider it is unlikely to have a significant impact on its surroundings.